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10 Best Sites for Law Students Who Need a Good Laugh

It’s a fact: Law students are slaves to their studies. Most of their days are spent in classrooms and dimly lit libraries hunched over a book reading and outlining for hours on end. With all of that dry material to study, law students don’t have a lot of time for entertainment, let alone sleep. This kind of pattern can wreck havoc on a student’s happiness, but there is a way to get in a good laugh every day and you never have to leave the desk to make it happen. Here are the 10 best sites for law students who need a little humor in their lives.

  1. Lowering the Bar

    Con law got you down? Drop the books and check out Lowering the Bar, a legal humor site that’s guaranteed to make you laugh. Author Kevin Underhill keeps readers entertained by posting ridiculous cases, court opinions, and any other absurd legal material that catches his interest.

  2. The Billable Hour

    When you can’t make it to happy hour, kill some time on The Billable Hour instead. This site compiles hundreds of funny legal videos that range from cheesy lawyer commercials and legal cartoons to stand-up bits about jury duty.

  3. Above the Law

    Above the Law is a great place to come for any of your law school needs and career quests, but more importantly, it’s the tongue-in-cheek articles and absurd cases that make it such a popular legal website for students and lawyers.

  4. Lawhaha

    One visit to Lawhaha and you’ll be wishing Andrew McClurg was your law professor. This funny guy puts a unique spin on legal humor with his Spot the Tort and Legal Oddities section that are sure to make your eyes water. There’s even a place where you can share your law school (horror) stories.

  5. CFIF: Jester’s Courtroom

    In the Jester’s Courtroom you’ll find a collection of case stories that are "stranger than fiction," but surprisingly true. Don’t be surprised if some of these ridiculous cases end up in your textbook, because they’re just that good.

  1. Funny or Die

    Take a break from torts and contracts and turn your attention to Funny or Die. Whether you want to watch awesomely bad lawyer videos or see Will Ferrell make a fool of himself, there is something for everyone on Funny or Die.

  2. Judicial Humor

    The University of Washington’s Judicial Humor is a comical collection of random, yet hilarious cases involving everything from talking animals, wisecracking judges, and poetic parodies that will have you shaking your head and crying from laughter at the same time.

  3. LawHumor.com

    LawHumor.com is your go-to source for legal humor articles, news, and music written and performed by lawyers. That last part might sound like a joke, but you’ll just have to see for yourself.

  4. James Fuqua’s Law Jokes

    What do you get if you put 100 lawyers in a basement? A whine cellar! Get it? OK, so some of the jokes on here are pretty corny, but it might not hurt to learn a few of these for your next interview.

  5. Bitter Lawyer

    If sarcasm is your first language, then you’ll feel right at home on Bitter Lawyer. This cleverly written site is chock-full of legal humor, news, comics, and podcasts that will leave you feeling brighter and a bit more bitter than before.